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Creative Commons and the Culture of Openness

This is a virtual talk I gave to the University of Wisconsin Engage group on March 29, 2010.

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Creative Commons and the Culture of Openness

  1. 1. & the culture of OPENNESS Timothy Vollmer Open Policy Fellow Creative Commons
  2. 2. Is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation headquartered in San Francisco with 30 employees around the world
  3. 3. Makes sharing easy, legal and scalable
  4. 4. Offers free legal and technology tools that allow creators to publish their works on more flexible terms than standard copyright
  5. 5. The Stack
  6. 6. Creative Commons Knowledge and Culture HTTP/The Web Documents TCP/IP The Network Ethernet Computers
  7. 7. A simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to your creative work.
  8. 8. Step 1: Choose Conditions Attribution Share Alike Non-Commercial No Derivative Works
  9. 9. Step 2: Receive a License
  10. 10. CC Licenses are built on top of copyright law
  11. 11. Human Readable Deed
  12. 12. Lawyer Readable Legal Code
  13. 13. <span xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"> <span rel="dc:type" href="http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/ Text" property="dc:title">My Photo</span> by <a rel="cc:attributionURL" property="cc:attributionName" href="http://joi.ito.com/ my_photo">Joi Ito</a> Machine is licensed under a Readable <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/3.0/">Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License</a>. Metadata <span rel="dc:source" href="http://fredbenenson.com/ photo"/> Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at <a rel="cc:morePermissions" href="http:// ozmo.com/revenue_sharing_agreement">OZMO</a>.</ span> </span>
  14. 14. 52 Jurisdictions Ported
  15. 15. Over 350 million items
  16. 16. 133+ Million CC Licensed Photos on Flickr
  17. 17. Whoʼs doing OPEN?
  18. 18. Flickr: Francisco Diez
  19. 19. www.plos.org Research Made Public PLoS is the world’s leading open-access publisher of peer-reviewed medical research. www.plosmedicine.org www.plosbiology.org
  20. 20. digital media = online, free, limits
  21. 21. OER = customizable, shareable
  22. 22. Language barriers
  23. 23. Technical barriers
  24. 24. Flickr: sukisuki
  25. 25. Flickr: dr-chuck
  26. 26. Cultural barriers
  27. 27. Flickr: Open.Michigan
  28. 28. Discovery barriers
  29. 29. Media used to be a delivery problem...
  30. 30. ...now it's a discovery problem
  31. 31. Changing Teaching and Learning Landscape
  32. 32. Flickr: Howard Gees
  33. 33. Flickr: Darwin Bell

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